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    Junior Soul mistyvox's Avatar
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    A friend of mine has a 12 year old Kia Sephia with around 180k on it. My roommate in college had a Hyundai which she drove for 10 years, and got 200K before it died. She almost bought a Soul, but there weren't any available and she couldn't wait so she opted for another Sonata.
    I had a Toyota Echo (Yaris) for 9 years and had 108k when I traded it in, it was sold that same afternoon. I would have kept that, but it did not do well in the snow.
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    Every manufacturer will have the gems and the lemons. That's just the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tempest View Post
    My Soul is now 2 years old with 26k on the clock and is driving better now than it did at new.
    mine just past 20k and it seems to be smoother than ever and I don't have any "noise/rattle" issue. even the Nexon tires are wearing evenly and everything is in working order. AT issue was addressed with the TSB [reprogram] and its good as any 4speed AT will get.

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    In the UK the Soul has a 7 year or 100,000 miles warranty.... so i assume that is the minimum to expect from it.
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    My '90 Accord had 240,000kms when I sold it - going strong.

    My '91 Prelude had 400,000+ kms on it when I sold it. Needed some work, but still ran strong.

    My '02 Subaru Impreza needed $4000 in engine work at 145,000kms - I was NOT impressed.

    From what all the car writers are saying, Hyundai and Kia are really giving the Japanese a run for their money these days in quality and value. Kia especially has been said to have come a very long way.

    I'd like 200,000kms from my Soul, please.

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    Kia reliability/longevity

    I had a 2001 Kia Rio, and recently passed it on to my son. It has 220K on it, and still going strong. There were some issues with it (mainly a timing belt interference engine and wheel bearing issues) but all in all it was very reliable. My wife bought it new in 2000 for $9,000.00. Not bad!

    The 2012 Soul I recently purchased is night and day a much better engineered product. Kia has learned, and big brother Hyundai has helped in that effort. That coupled with the timing chain, warranty, and roadside assistance all for under 14K is a no brainer.

    Try that with a RAV4 or Matrix, not happening!

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    It's good to see some examples of KIA longevity.

    When I purchased my Soul KIA's past reputation gave me pause. However, I had also heard of vast improvements made by the manufacturer over the years and every professional review of the KIA Soul was positive. You can't beat the power-train warranty and I'm hoping the vehicle proves to be of similar quality to the other big manufacturers. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtworc View Post
    I had a 2001 Kia Rio, and recently passed it on to my son. It has 220K on it, and still going strong. There were some issues with it (mainly a timing belt interference engine and wheel bearing issues) but all in all it was very reliable. My wife bought it new in 2000 for $9,000.00. Not bad!

    The 2012 Soul I recently purchased is night and day a much better engineered product. Kia has learned, and big brother Hyundai has helped in that effort. That coupled with the timing chain, warranty, and roadside assistance all for under 14K is a no brainer.

    Try that with a RAV4 or Matrix, not happening!
    That's amazing, especially for a budget car!

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    112,000 in 23 months...not bad and working great!
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    I see PLENTY of older Kia's on the roads here in Houston. Lots of students on campus drive Spectras (after reading the reviews, i refused to even test drive one. they were discontinued for a reason lol). I also see lots of pre 2008 Rio's, Sportages, Optima's, and Sedona's.

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